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Republic Act No. 2052

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2052
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2052 - AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES TO INCREASE THE PARTICIPATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND AND THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND PROVIDING FOR THE PROCEDURE TO MEET THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS THEREFOR

Section 1. The President of the Philippines is hereby authorized to negotiate for the increase in the subscription of the Republic of the Philippines to the capital stock of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and its quota in the International Monetary Fund, in such amounts as may be required by the Articles of Agreement of the Fund and the rules that may be promulgated thereunder.

Sec. 2. (a) To cover the initial payments on the increase in quota in the Fund and the subscription to the capital stock of the Bank as required under the Articles of Agreements of the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Secretary of Finance is authorized to secure, for and in behalf of the Republic of the Philippines, advances from the Central Bank of the Philippines, the necessary funds against which he shall issue five-year non-interest bearing and non-negotiable promissory notes of the Republic of the Philippines: Provided, however, That said promissory notes may be renewed for another period of five years.cralaw

(b) For the balance of the increase in quota and subscription payable to the Fund and the Bank, the Secretary of Finance is likewise authorized to issue special notes of the Republic of the Philippines at par which shall be non-interest bearing, and non-negotiable and shall be payable on demand by the Fund and Bank. In the event such demand is made by the Fund or the Bank, including any call for payment on the remaining eighty per cent of the subscription to the Bank, the Central Bank of the Philippines shall advance the necessary amount, under the same arrangements provided for in paragraph (a) of this section.

Sec. 3. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be needed to reimburse the Central Bank of the Philippines for all advances that may have been made by it pursuant to Sec. 2 of this Act.cralaw

Sec. 4. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent herewith are hereby amended accordingly.cralaw

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.cralaw

Approved: May 21, 1958.

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